A wonderfully rewarding opportunity to carry out voluntary work caring for disabled children in Ho Chi Minh. Catering for approximately 25 children, the local hospital cares for children with mental and physical disabilities. Primarily, the hospital works to develop the children’s speech and muscular ability. Your role will encompass this element with you taking part in structured daily regimes. Additionally, your tasks will include comforting the children, interacting with them on a social level and entertaining them by playing games. Being experienced in working with disabled children would be advantageous, however it is not essential. The children enjoy learning creatively so activities like singing, dancing and painting are encouraged. Any resources that you feel would contribute to enriching the children’s experiences would be greatly appreciated. In return for your work on the project, you would be gaining an invaluable knowledge of working with children who have disabilities as well as benefiting from intercultural exchanges with locals and other participants.
Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.